Suffering a serious personal injury typically has a devastating effect on the injured party, and it can impact the victim's entire family as well. Along with the pain and trauma associated with a serious injury, victims and family members suffer a range of consequences. We wanted to take a moment to talk about these issues to help prepare you should you or someone in your family suffer an accidental injury due to someone else's negligence.
Whether an injury occurs because of a car wreck, a slip-and-fall accident, a work injury or any other reason, you should expect your life to change during recovery. Some of these changes might include an extended hospital stay, the time-consuming need for physical or occupational therapy and the troubles associated with managing pain through medication and other types of treatment. In other words, if your injury is severe, it could take a long time to recover fully.
Emotional and mental issues
If a reckless or negligent act caused you harm, you might experience anxiety, depression, fear and emotional suffering. For example, if a drunk driver crashes into your car causing serious injury, it is normal to feel as if you have lost control over your life. You may become extremely apprehensive about even being in a motor vehicle going forward. Many victims need counseling or therapy to overcome these issues.
Unfortunately, a personal injury comes with a great many expenses. Most victims miss work during their recovery, which often means losing a significant amount of income. Medical treatment -- both short and long-term -- can also cause substantial financial hardships. Finally, replacing or repairing damaged property such as a wrecked vehicle often has huge costs.
Now that you know what could happen in the wake of an injury, we want you and other Pennsylvania residents to know that solutions do exist. An attorney can help you pursue compensation from all responsible parties. We urge you to continue exploring our website's pages if you need additional information.